Friday, October 17, 2014

.Emote(); Character Designs and Fifth Element Environment

No update on the comic yet, unfortunately, since the deadline (fortunately) has been moved to next week (thank goodness since my schedule has been pretty crazy lately). In the meantime, I'll post a couple of things I have been working on.

Character designs for the Nathan Fox DLP. Digital avatars and robots! Lots of fun figuring this one out.

Development drawings and reference sheet for my Fifth Element environment design for Tom Esmeralda's visual development class at San Jose State University. I wanted to design a look for a potential Chinese reboot of the film. An observation that I noted in many urban cities that are heavily populated by people of Asian descent is the abundance of billboards and street signs attached to buildings in crowded settings, so I designed my environment around that sort of feeling.

And here is the illustration as submitted for a final turn in for the class:

All in all I am very happy with how it came out. I got a very good crit and a very informative paint-over on what to do when I continue to embellish this piece. It's easy to say that this is the best piece I've done as of yet, and I feel that my confidence in perspective and painting has grown a lot throughout the duration of this piece. Nonetheless I will continue to refine this piece so I can have this as a central portfolio piece when I head to CTNX this year.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

[PREVIEW] .Emote();

Cover and first page for a short comic I’ve been working on for the past month or so for Nathan Fox’s distance learning program at SJSU. There are some revisions I need to make, but I will have the full comic posted up when the revisions are complete!

For all of my fellow Shrunkenheadmen who soldiered through the same ordeal and made it through the end despite the extra work, we did it! Now let’s follow through with the revisions for an awesome publication of our works!

Fire it up!